Ard Wiki talk:List of 1000 basic words

I've copied this list verbatim (and wikified) to Wiktionary:en:Wiktionary:List of 1000 basic English words. It might be a useful minimum words list for getting new Wiktionaries off the ground, too. — Hippietrail 15:12, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

wiktionary links

Should I add wiktionary links to the page? Griffinofwales (talk) 00:58, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, especially words that would not have an Wikipedia article. I did a few but they got lost in an edit conflict. Just make sure that the word is on the Simple Wiktionary first. --Peterdownunder (talk) 01:21, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Will do. Griffinofwales (talk) 01:23, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Missing words?

I'm not sure where this list came from, but "two" and "once" are missing, considering that "one", "three" .. "ten" and "twice" are all there. --DavidMarsh (talk) 05:34, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

There is no comma after the word "sell"

There is no comma after the word "sell".


sad, safe, sail, salt, same, sand, save, say, school, science, scissors, search, seat, second, see, seem, sell send, sentence, serve, seven, several, sex, shade, shadow, shake, shape, share, sharp, she, sheep, sheet, shelf, shine, ship, shirt, shoe, shoot, shop, short, should, shoulder, shout, show, sick, side, signal, silence, silly, silver, similar, simple, single, since, sing, sink, sister, sit, six, size, skill, skin, skirt, sky, sleep, slip, slow, small, smell, smile, smoke, snow, so, soap, sock, soft, some, someone, something, sometimes, son, soon, sorry, sound, soup, south, space, speak, special, speed, spell, spend, spoon, sport, spread, spring, square, stamp, stand, star, start, station, stay, steal, steam, step, still, stomach, stone, stop, store, storm, story, strange, street, strong, structure, student, study, stupid, subject, substance, successful, such, sudden, sugar, suitable, summer, sun, sunny, support, sure, surprise, sweet, swim, sword.

Please help fix it. (talk) 05:17, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

18px Done. [1] πr2 05:20, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


DIRECTION is a duplicate

HELP is a duplicate

Anyone fancy fixing this? For whatever reason I can't log in...

18px Done --Peterdownunder (talk) 23:14, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


All red links are now done. However in many cases links to words on Simple Wikipedia are not the best possible link. For example to link am does not give its normal use, eg, "I am going to bed". This would be better linked to Wiktionary so you get this: am. The "A"s have been checked, and I am slowly moving through the other letters.--Peterdownunder (talk) 00:10, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Only 998 Words not 1000

The title suggests that it is a list of 1000 basic words but there are only 998 words, I may be nitpicking, but thought you guys should know.

"a" and "an"

"a" points to an article on the letter A and "an" points to the wictionary entry. Seeing as letters of the alphabet don't really belong on this page and this is the only instance of one I saw upon skimming, either "a" should direct to the wiktionary or both should direct to "Article". Is this page special or protected in some way? I only edit rarely and can't seem to do it in this case.

Dmbaguley (talk) 21:16, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

The page is protected as it is one of our key pages. You are certainly correct about "a" and I have redirected it to wiktionary as you suggested. Thanks. --Peterdownunder (talk) 23:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)